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Charlotte Brontë’s Governessy Effusion

Charlotte Brontë’s Governessy Effusion Duke Maskell contemplates class and circumlocution Good English is a class language, and that is its fatal defect. The English writer is a gentleman first and a writer second. (Raymond Chandler) Or, if he is a … Continue reading

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Classic QR – the original 1848 review of Jane Eyre

Classic QR – the original 1848 review of Jane Eyre Editor’s Note – This is the Jane Eyre segment of an 1848 15,000 word combined review of Vanity Fair and Jane Eyre. The QR’s reviewers tended to be withering toward new … Continue reading

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